I had the opportunity to go with some other teams. But I didn't consider those teams to be contenders, and I was right.

-Pedro Martinez
Pedro Martinez

I'm not in the big leagues just because I'm cute.

Pedro Martinez
My brother never got an opportunity to throw a pitch, and I didn't want the same thing to happen to another young kid.
Pedro Martinez

I think in the World Series it was easy for me to relax. I had a space to actually make mistakes. But the way we're looking right now, we're not going to last very long.

Pedro Martinez
I'm human. No excuses. Hey, they got to me. That's all.
Pedro Martinez

I want to feel secure personally. Have a competitive team out there -- I really want to win; I hate losing -- and, I guess, I want to be treated like a normal person.

Pedro Martinez
I'm open to play for anybody that would give me respect, treat me the right way, and actually going to make me feel comfortable.
Pedro Martinez

Some other things I don't miss: the media and the pressure of just being asked to do, and being asked questions every day.

Pedro Martinez
Whether you like it or not, the last few years I'd be the first one to tell you I haven't been the Pedro Martinez that I'm used to being.
Pedro Martinez

I tried to hold them, tried to do whatever possible, couldn't do it, ... There was no one moment where I gave up on what I wanted to do. I just couldn't execute it. I'm human. There were no excuses. They just got to me. That's all.

Pedro Martinez
Baseball is a game of the soul.